Prakash Jha’s ‘Aashram’ Set Vandalised: MP Minister Backs Bajrang Dal Activists’ Demands

Mr. Mishra further urged Aashram’s producer-director Prakash Jha, on whom the miscreants threw ink over accusations of “portraying Hindus wrongly”, to “think of the wrong that he was committing.”

The home minister said a permanent guideline will be issued and if there was an objectionable scene, the story would only be shot once permission was granted by the administration.

“I support it (demand to change the show’s name). Do you dare to keep some other name? Don’t do things that will cause problems. What happened (violence at ‘Ashram’ sets) was wrong, four arrests were made. But Jha sahab, you should also think of the wrong you’re doing,” Mishra was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Bajrang Dal activists ransacked the set of the third season of the web-series, even throwing threw ink on Jha, on Sunday. Two crew buses were damaged, as stones were pelted, said police.

The outfit also threatened to stop the shooting of the web series that was underway on Old Jail Premises located in the Arera Hills. raised slogans against Jha and Bollywood actor Bobby Deol, who is in the lead role in the web-series, accusing them of hurting the Hindu sentiments.

Speaking about an advertisement campaign, #GlowWithPride, by fast-moving consumer goods brand Dabur, for its Fem Bleach product, on a same-sex couple celebrating Karwa Chauth, Mishra said he had ordered the director general of police to probe the same and inform the company to withdraw the ad or face action.


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